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MARKETPLACE
Marketplace As Trade increased, merchants discovered a need for a meeting place where they could gather and trade on a regular basis. The Marketplace opened on a set day once per week or per month so merchants could make as few forays into the City as possible becoming the ancient precursor to the shopping centers of the 20th Century.
STIRRUP
Stirrup Although before the Stirrup, men fought on horseback, the riders lacked the leverage to charge one another. The Knight brought shock tactics to the battlefield, disrupting or breaking the enemy with his charges.
With the horse's domestication in the latter half of the second Millennium BC, the horseman tended to be small and quick with lightweight armor and minimal weapons. His attacks depended on surprise. With the coming of the iron stirrup, all of this changed. The new stirrup and new saddles provided such stability that riders equipped themselves with armor and heavy lances. Charging became a favorite tactic which required the breeding of larger, stronger horses.
SPACE MARINE
Space Marine In a military arena dominated by robotic automatons, strategists searched for new ways to defeat the new artificially intelligent breed. The answer was a return to good old human ingenuity. The Space Marines returned human judgment and reflexes to space warfare, creating an agile warrior who could combine skillful capriciousness and daunting strength. The return to an exoskeleton, even one was a momentous move for the humans. With the protection of an exoskeleton (made made from a material as durable as Chitin 3000) and a plasma-pulse rifle, Space Marines came to be the choice defenders of the Space City.
DRUG STORE
Drug Store Medical drugs have existed as long as people have been sick. Renamed "folk remedies," herbs and natural foods provided medicine to the sick for thousands of years. In the 19th Century, new techniques in organic chemistry led to powerful painkillers and anesthetics, and in the next century, antibiotics and psychomeds. These new drugs revolutionized medicine and led to the rise of the drug store.
AERODYNAMICS
Aerodynamics At the beginning of the 20th Century, the combination of the internal combustion engine and a better understanding of aerodynamics led to the creation of the first airplane. The Wright Flyer, launched in 1903, flew 120 feet in a 12 second flight. By 1919, though, the Curtiss NC-4 had crossed the Atlantic, and military aircraft had flown several thousand sorties over the skies of Europe. Within a decade, the airplane and carrier redefined sea warfare, and by 1939, the airplane had become an integral portion of every armed force.
DIPLOMAT
Diplomat Historically, the Diplomat has often doubled as both peaceful emissary and meddlesome reporter. However, the role hasn't always been as formalized as it is today. Before modern times, private merchants often filled the role of the diplomat. Even through the 20th Century and the demise of the nation state, friendship or nepotism played a significant role in diplomacy. For instance, American diplomats were often selected for their contributions to the President rather than for their ability to conduct effective negotiations.

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